Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Beauteque Monthly BB Bag April 2016 Review

I can't believe it's already that time again! I feel like I just finished writing my March BB Bag review and yet here I am doing April's already! I really cannot believe how fast this year is going. Pretty soon it's going to be May (cue the Justin Timberlake meme) and the sun will be shining, my mood will be brighter and all will be well! As long as Ican make it through my Statistics class which has been a nightmare! Why can't college have a class about blog-writing? ;) Regardless, I'm super excited to start seeing the Summer-themed products in the upcoming bb bags. While the Winter has my skin craving super hydrating or brightening products, in the Summer months I'm all about oil control, soothing and multi-use products. It's too hot to mess with 14+ skincare steps so I'm hoping to see products that can help cut down on my routine!

The theme for this month's bag is "Big City Beauty Secrets."
It is as exhilarating as a day in the city to bring you this bag, full of top beauty secrets! City days and nights require one's A-game, and that requires a long lasting look and at the heart of it all, great skincare. Have it all with this ultimate collection of makeup and skincare.

Subscription Types (3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions are Prepaid):
1 Month (month-to-month) $24 per month
3 month $24 per month
 6 month $23 per month
12 month $22 per month
All subscriptions will auto-renew at the end of it's cycle so you never accidentally miss a bag!
You can also gift subscriptions if you want to surprise a lucky friend or family member!

-6 or more full sized products in every bag
-A value between $65 to $85+
-Makeup, skincare, and lifestyle products
-Products from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Europe, America

Beauteque Beauty Bags ship to the US, Canada, and Europe.
-US shipping is $3.95 per month
-Canada shipping is  $5.95 per month
-Europe shipping is $8.95 per month

 Now that we've got the details out of the way, let's get onto the April Bag contents!

Baviphat: Urban Dollkiss Peach All-in-One Peeling Gel ($21)
Subscribers could have received this or the Mango Magic Brightening Mask- and I kind of wish I recieved the latter as I have tried this product a few times in the past to mediocre results. While I'm usually pretty up and down in terms of my opinions on Baviphat products, their Strawberry Clay Mask is truly one of the best I've ever tried and I have repurchased it repeatedly. This is a treatment that exfoliates the skin, minimizes pores and brightens the complexion. To use, you apply the gel onto your dry face and then massage until it beings to ball up, then rinse. These kinds of gels and creams normally don't work well for my skin, although there have been some exceptions. While this isn't a bad product, I haven't noticed any majorly amazing results. 

 Toyoepin: 2-in-1 Permanent Crazy Mini Natural False Lashes ($7.99)
Even though these have a very weird and unnecessarily long name, I'm actually pleased to get these! I know a lot of people hate getting false lashes and/or they don't use them, but they were once a regular thing in my makeup routine. I have since skipped out on using them as I have recently preferred a more natural look, but I think these lashes are really natural-looking and would add more volume without looking fake or weird. Excited to try these out!

Seatree: Art Moisture Mist ($10.99)
There were a few different varieties of this mist that went out to subscribers, although I'm not entirely sure what the differences are as they're not specified on the card. Essentially, these are face mists. While I think Seatree is a fantastic brand that doesn't get nearly enough attention in the kbeauty world, I'm not usually a fan of face mists. There are two times I use them, though: After a particularly sticky/gooey sheet mask is removed. If I mist my face and wipe with my hand, it keeps the moisture on my skin but also cuts through that sticky residue that some masks tend to leave behind. I will also occasionally use them during the winter after using a cleansing wipe when Iwake up in the morning. I will mist my face and apply lip balm and let my face breathe a bit before showering etc. This is a nice little mist in a really cute bottle so this might also be good to toss in a beach bag to replensish and soothe the skin after being in the sun!

If: Q10 Firming Eye Mask ($9)
Subscribers could have recieved these firming eye masks or Moisturizing eye masks from Dr. Morita. These ones are from a Taiwanese brand that I haven't heard of before, but I have a deep obsession with under eye masks so I'm totally here for these! This box contains 8 applications which are placed under the eye for 10-15 minutes and are supposed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also helping eliminate dark circles. I use under eye masks almost every morning, and I can attest that they do work if used regularly. They're a weird guilty pleasure of mine and really help my eyes wake up after a rough night of little sleep!

Somoon: Dog Nose Pore 3 Step Pack ($5.99)
While I have used and seen these 3-step nose packs a zillion times, this is the first one I've seen with a cute lil pug dog on it! Fun! These little packs contain 3 different nose masks for anyone who is suffering from blackheads. The first step is a mask that opens up the pores. The second mask is essentially a pore strip that dries on the nose and is pulled off to remove all the gross stuff from the pores. The 3rd mask is a soothing mask that also helps close the pores. I've used these more times that I can count and they've personally done nothing for me, but it couldn't hurt to try them if it's something that you think might work for you!

The Saem: Saemmul Easy Eyeliner ($9.99)
So this bag is full of beauty secrets yet there's a black eyeliner in here? Nahhh I'm not about that. We all use black eyeliners, but I really think they're the last thing on the planet that should be included in a beauty subscription because there is nothing exciting or new about them whatsoever. Not to metion, most of us beauty fanatics probably have a lifetime supply of different liners stashed away in our drawers. Regardless, this one is apparently a gel-like formula as it glides on lids without tugging and also is smudge-proof. It doesn't say water-proof so I'm not exactly sure how long lasting it is, but I'm sure i'll get around to using it in the next 5 years or so. We'll see. 
Overall Thoughts
Beauteque Monthly costs $24 (plus shipping) and this bag as a Beauteque Value of about $65. Some of the prices are slightly inflated this month but are pretty on point for the most part, so I would venture to guess this bag has a value of closer to $50-$55. Regardless, it's still a fantastic deal. I always say that Beauteque still has some of the best kbeauty bags in the subscription game because they really do a nice job of having variety in terms of brands, but also in terms of mixing skincare and makeup. This bag may not be my all-time favorite, but Ithink this is a really nice month in terms of variety. I like heavy skincare bags, and since this one contained only 2 makeup/cosmetics items, that's always a plus for me. The one thing I could do without as I've mentioned many times is the makeup bag. I have so many by now and weirdly, most of the products don't fit into the bag and have to be shipped outside of it, so it just seems almost pointless to the subscription at this point. I think simple drawstring bags that could be reused for gifts etc would be more efficient, but hey- that's just me!

If you're interested in signing up with Beauteque Monthly, you can do so HERE!
If you want to shop Beauteque's regular website for limited edition bags, and K-Beauty galore, you can check that out HERE.
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